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in the backroom deals -- >> even movements can be cloistered. i remember a dinner during the george w. bush administration in southern california. it was norman lear and his wife, larry david, bob scheer. they were sitting around w eeping in their expensive soup about the fact that we were living in hell. rupert murdoch on the media. george bush was president. norman lear had his pulse on american culture for 30 years. why cannot figure out how to deal -- deliver a message that is important and happening? >> that is important. we can find messages that speak to people where they are. they can also have some satire like stewart or colbert. there is the idea of exposing with satire. it opens people's eyes to the hypocrisy and corruption of our politics. the problem is you want the captivating stories and images and vocabulary, but a lot of the colbert-stewart stuff is so absurd and over the top that people do not want to get engaged. >> that is where a large number of people get their news. >> i think the obama campaign was a pivotal point, bringing people in. now they leave. there is the pos
to take a look at this. let's take a look at george bush. you're talking about. here is george bush talking about this from the golf course the other day about this whole thing about whether we go to war or not, take an act of war against assad in syrah. >> the president has a tough choice to make. and if he decides to use our military, the greatest military ever backing him up. i was not a fan of mr. assad. leallele he is an ally of iran and has made mischief. >> that was the common sense george bush i liked years ago. i wish he we had that years ago. we don't like the guy. he has bad friends. >> he is trying not to get in obama's way and not to play a role in this. i was funny was elite level trolling by donald rumsfeld. he said the president hasn't made the case for war, which just set off people on the left, right and center all over the place. when you have donald rumsfeld questioning your intelligence and your case for going to war in the middle east, i mean, i think that's trolling on a level. >> they all belong where they are with the american enterprise institute. thank you
. >>> coming up, the ghost of george w. bush. chronic lies and deceptions of the bush administration in iraq have undermined the case for action in syria. don't you think? as one british member of parliament put it, the well has been poisoned. too many crying wolf out there. >>> also the obama/clinton alliance. bill clinton is making a big speech next week at his library pushing the affordable care act. who is the big dog trying to help? the current president or possible future one? >>> plus, segregation laws are a thing of the past. yeah. but we have often self-segregated ourselves into black neighborhoods and white neighborhoods. tonight, the challenges and culture shock for the african-american youngster when he leaves his neighborhood for college. >>> finally, let me finish with the usual suspects pushing this war in syria. and this is "hardball." the place for politics. i think farmers care more about the land than probably anyone else. we've had this farm for 30 years. we raise black and red angus cattle. we also produce natural gas. that's how we make our living and that's how we can
was incredibly reasonable last night when discussing the nsa and i think if you replaced him with george bush, nobody would be complaining. george bush would have said the same. >> not on jay leno. >> you act like a hypocrite, you condemn him because it came out of his mouth. having said that, there's an overwhelming amount of chaos inside and outside this country. president obama takes on the role of a calm pilot, weaving the plane through the storm. the problem is his policies. you can argue about being on jay leno. that's not the problem, the problem is he should be doing something about bigger issues like joblessness, which is a fact that he is not at all engaged in the fracking issue which would do a lot to reduce strife in the middle east, lower the four buck, five gallon buck of gas. not ragging on him for playing basketball. what a bunch of baby games. >> i push back a little, too. i don't have a problem with him playing golf on free time, but when you close 22 embassies, pull that many american diplomats off line. >> he hasn't come out in an official presidential press conference to
, thank you. >>> breaking news. in the morning a health scare for former president george w. bush. during his annual physical yesterday, doctors found a blockage in an artery. this morning, president bush had a stent to open that blockage. he is supposedly in good spirits and eager to return to a normal schedule. and we have home insurance. but if we made a claim, our rate would go up... [ whispering ] shhh. you did it right. you have allstate claim rate guard so your rates won't go up just because of a claim. [ whispering ] are we still in a dream? no, you're in an allstate commercial. so get allstate home insurance with claim rate guard... [ whispering ] goodnight. there are so many people in our bedroom. [ dennis ] talk to an allstate agent... [ doorbell rings ] ...and let the good life in. (announcer) flavors talk tthis delicious gent... are worth searching for. friskies. feed the senses. >>> alex rodriguez. >> chicago fans let alex rodriguez have it as he returned from the disabled list and made his 2013 season debut for the new york yankees the same day he got slapped with major lea
that from george w. bush w who will not enter into the fray of this but understands what president obama is going through. he has been in that oval office. making these tough calls. there is only a few living americans who will understand how difficult these positidecis are. >> we are given the heads up of 1:15 eastern time for this statement. as often happens, with this white house, it is a bit delayed. we don't have a two-minute warning as of yet. we are back with our panel, chris wallace and ollie north. what do you expect him to say? is this more laying out the case? >> i think we will probably -- with a situation where he will announce he will continue to deliberate on this and will try to build some relationships. my guess is because the window is so narrow. you would have to do this tomorrow night. sunday might. because he is not going to do it before he briefs the rest of the members of congress. that's going to be tomorrow. he is going to leave monday night for sweden and then -- but -- that gives him essentially sunday night or monday night to make the attack. you probably don'
in america voted for president obama, they thought finally george bush is leaving, no more bush, no more unilateral wars but what is president obama doing? exactly what president bush did. >> the u.n. inspectors left a hotel in damascus on friday apparently heading for inspection sites. they plan to leave syria on saturday morning shortening their stay. a resident of damascus says people are stocking up on food and moving away from military facilities out of concerns of possible military attacks. >>> a u.s. television network says the united states has proof that top syrian military officials discussed last week's chemical weapons attack after it reportedly took place. cnn says they intercepted telephone conversations form the basis for the u.s. conclusion that the syrian government was behind the attack. cnn quotes u.s. officials as saying the conversations show discussing the chemical attack in detail. they also said officers said it would be wise to refrain from launching more chemical attacks in the future because of the attention it was drawing. u.s. defense secretary chuck hagel sa
going back sadly to the george w. bush years when, you know, he looked into his soul and he could see the real man of vladimir putin. students of russia and people who understand russia, i think, believe that in the era of the new openness after the collapse of the soviet union, there is still a strain and a very strong strain now, of the old lurch to more totalitarian or communist thought. clearly putin has been of that mind set. he is not changing. doesn't mean we can't work with him on some things. but we have to be much more realistic. >> putin doesn't care about snowden. he couldn't care less with him. he is using this. >> to prop himself up. >> show how tough he is. i'm much tougher than your guy. and that's what he is doing. so, if it were me. if i were barack obama, number one, i wouldn't say anything publicly because that strengthens putin. that gives him more power. i would send kerry over there. pretty soon. >> oh, god. that's going to be a disaster. >> bill: kerry, you might not like him, but kerry can be forceful. >> he has done so well on the middle east peace process. >
disgusted in a whole parade of traders, and that includes john mccain, lindsey graham, george bush, who has sponsored the center in texas, and i suffered through two hours of propaganda out of the bush center, and they treat america as a whorehouse. stephen moore treats america like a whorehouse. it is not about the money. c-span keeps playing all of these people. i want to see some balance. one thing mentioned at the george bush center from the hispanic chamber of commerce guy, he was lobbing these wonderful hispanic companies. have any of them enrolled in either a five so they will be true to the 1986 amnesty, which, at that point, required all employers verify eligibility by these workers. they have not done it. we have george bush, mccain, they have done nothing but subvert the law for the last 25 years, and they are trying to put the nail in our coffin now. i would like to see more balance from c-span. there was a wonderful march for jobs in washington dc. i have seen none of that on c- span. i would love to see that. jeb, much loved in alabama, he was the speaker of the conference. th
news coming into the "newsroom" right now. this is about former president george w. bush. we have just learned from his office that a blockage was discovered in an artery in his heart and he had a stent placed to open the blockage. in a statement coming from his office, it says that during his annual physical examination, which he gets at the cooper clinic in dallas, and this happened just yesterday, that this blockage was discovered then. his doctors recommended that he go ahead with this process, so it's a stent being placed in the artery it appears to open the blockage. this is a procedure that was performed successfully this morning, without complication, according to this statement, this took place at texas health presbyterian hospital. he is, according to had his office, in high spirits, eager to return home tomorrow. so he's still in the hospital. and resume his normal schedule on thursday. certainly, they are saying here that it does appear to be somewhat normal and he's trying to get back to work here already this week. according to the statement, he is grateful, of course, to
of then senator biden threatening to impeach then president george bush if he did not get congressional approval before going into iraq. this is becoming a cauldron of uncertainty. it is not good for the region -- >> president clinton lost some missiles in afghanistan. a lot has been written about how that in the end lead to 9/11. you never know about the unintended consequences here, do you? >> no, you don't. president clinton lobbed some missiles into southern iraq and at that point, a lot of people, a lot of our enemies took the notion that we were a paper tiger, that we were not willing to follow through with the actions and that we wanted to just do something. now is not the time to just do something. we ought to have a plan and now that the president has backed up , it is time to all come together and figure out what is it we really want to do that is in the national security interestses of the united states of america and then do it. >> i wanted to -- what greg just mentioned leads into my question. this is all coming down on the anniversary of 9/11. if the house votes what is the chance
the presidency, said, and the house and did not like george bush very much. sure hated losing to them in 2004. they did not quit. they kept working. they took the house and the senate and the white house. it played by the rules. we took them back in 2010. never try to impeach george bush. think long and hard. these things are difficult because it is always easy to say try it. we are doing is now working. usually what that means is we need to work harder for we doing . i am old enough to watch barry goldwater go down in flames. i hated it. it took 16 years to get ronald reagan. but when we got ronald reagan it changed america and the world and ended the old soviet system. so democracy is hard work, stuff like this, people going in knocking on doors, people, you know, going out and voting. we do it. our system works. it's hard to work, and it's hard to work in part because that is what the founders wanted to be. very afraid of centralized powerful government. it will make this difficult to do. but power announcer representatives with the people, the states every year, president that for four ye
? the experts are here, lindsey graham, john bolden, and oliver north. what does george w. bush think about the crisis and the decision president obama must make. hear from president george w. bush coming up. as your life changes, fidelity is there r your personal economy, helping you readjust along the way, refocus as careers change and kids head off to college, and revisit your investments as retirement gets closer. wherever you are today, fidelity's guidance can help you fine-tune your personal economy. start today with a free one-on-one review of your retirement plan. help the gulf when we made recover and learn the gulf, bp from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, whe experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. our commitment has never been stronger. and you know what i walked out with? [ slurps ] [
worried about presidents who act unilaterally and he's doing it again just like george bush did. we made george bush come back to the congress and get a vote before we went into iraq. the congress, i think, made a mistake in doing it, but at least we all took responsibility for what happened. in this one, the president is taking it all on himself. what's the hurry and what is the goal? what are you expecting to be the goal that we accomplish day two after we've shot in 50 tomahawk missiles? when we have taken out assad? is that the goal? or is it take out the syrian army? or is it to lay the country waste to make rubble? what is it we are intending to get out of this? >> you clearly want a vote on this, and some of our viewers have been tweeting about this and there's a lot of consternation, obviously, as we stand now in the precipice of what looks like another war in the middle eve. one viewer writing into me, the president needs a vote here if for no other reason to have cover for what happens afterwards. do you think there will be political recriminations after the fact if the preside
of george w. bush. thank you for the invitation. thunder a little bit when you talk about four percent growth year it i would add to what you said, that i do not think we can accomplish four percent growth without immigration. it is a precondition to get to that higher growth rate. it may be too low. we are in the fourth leader -- year of non-recovery. there is no reason the economy cannot he recovering much faster than it is geared five, six, or seven percent growth. it is interesting, if you look at the time i called the quarter-century of spectacular, unprecedented growth in america, 2005 -- 1980 two 2005 -- to 2005. let in well over 200 americans in that time. badle say immigration is for the economy or it causes high unemployment. the actual evidence shows the opposite, that the biggest boom. of american history was the greatest in immigration. it is circumstantial evidence. a second point is with respect to state. it is so interesting. we do a lot of work at the wall street journal. comparing texas to california, it is a good comparison if you are from texas and believe in the fr
in eight years of george bush? >> my producer just coughed up a hairball. >>sorry. >>just be grateful current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-vision" >> oh come on! the sweatshirt is nice and all, but i could use a golden lasso. (vo)only on current tv. this show is about analyzing, criticizing, and holding policy to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this personal, or is it political? a lot of my work happens by doing the things that i'm given to doing anyway, by staying in touch with everything that is going on politically and putting my own nuance on it. in reality it's not like they actually care. this is purely about political grandstanding. i've worn lots of hats, but i've always kept this going. i've been doing politics now for a dozen years. (vo) he's been called the epic politics man. he's michael shure and his arena is the war room. >> these republicans in congress that think the world ends at the atlantic ocean border and pacific ocean border. the bloggers and the people that are sort of compiling the best of the day. i do a l
w. bush -- >> in washington -- >> george w. bush had nancy pelosi as speaker of the house in 2007 and 2008, go back and look at what george w. bush did. when 80% of americans and probably 95% of people in the house were against the surge in iraq, you know what george bush said, we're going to do a surge in iraq. guess what? he got it through. he pushed it through. >> he had a relationship. >> he brow beat them. >> he talked to her. >> they talked to them, but they also pushed it through. it's not easy. >> you think that was his relationships or cheneys? >> i think cheney said things to members of the united states senate that did not -- >> alex is mad. >> coming up on "morning joe" -- >> what did he say to leahy? go -- yourself. i love that guy. i am not a shamed to say i love dick cheney. >> whoa. >> does that jar you too? >> excuse me? >> listen, you're jarred by all of these great americans i love. let me tell you something -- >> oh, my god. i just want to get to a break. >> do what you want to do. i will not sit here while you tear down the united states of america. j gentleme
president george w. bush got a memo entitled bin laden determined to strike in the u.s. a month later nearly 3,000 people died in the worst terrorist attack in u.s. history. americans want their frf to be vigila vigilant. they don't want right wingers trying to score cheap political points while he's trying to keep us safe. joining me now is former democratic congressman patrick murphy. the first iraq war vet to serve in congress. and karen finney, host of "disrupt" here on msnbc. thank you both for joining me. >> thanks, rev. >> thanks, rev. >> congressman, one republican lawmaker said closing the embassies was done like a bunch of cowards. what's your reaction to that? >> well, you know, i just think it's disgraceful, to be honest with you. these are guys that are the biggest chicken hawks in the world. all they want to do is criticize, criticize, criticize. it's a knee jerk reaction. whatever president obama says, they do the opposite. now, they should stop this crap when we're talking about the national security, the safety of our diplomats. being a diplomat overseas is not an easy job.
to this conversation. this morning, former president george w. bush was asked on fox news about the decision president obama faces. he wouldn't weigh in directly but says the u.s. can't ignore what's going on in other parts of the world. >> as time passes, people forget the lessons of september 11. one of the key lessons is the human condition elsewhere matters to the security of the united states. >> as all of this is going on, the civil war continues in syria. this morning, measuwe're gettin details about a new attack. this video may be disturbing. syrian activists say this a tack took place on monday. they say a government plane attacked a school with a substance-like napalm. the images show no blood, just burns over 50, sometimes 80% of student's bodies. rebels say ten people were killed and dozens more were injured. with me now, rhode island democratic senator jack reed. he has also served as an army ranger. thank you for taking the time. i want to start with the news from britain yesterday. and the rejection of preliminary vote on support for a strike. how big a deal is this as it comes to -- or
is to put us at an advantage and that is not an accurate statement. >> george bush kept a people on the cards. he got rid of virtually the entire top leadership of al-qaeda with the exception of osama bin laden who eventually was caught. >> now we agree. bring bush back. >> i don't see this as partisan. i am not making it partisan. >> you keep talking about the two presidents and this is america. if a come play sen see is our biggest enemy we should work together and say, look, do you trust the government, or do you not? skepticism is healthy in a democracy. every bit of skepticism they got today and for the administration was the same as the bush administration. i think that is probably a good thing. >> doesn't decimate mean you destroy everything but one-10th of one percent? >> i am not sure of the exact definition. >> can you get back to me 1234* we are talking talking about al-qaeda being decimated. >> there should be no doubt. today america is stronger and al-qaeda is on the path to defeat. we decimated al-qaeda's leadership. >> al-qaeda is on the path to defeat and bin lade
. >>> former president george w. bush is home following a heart procedure on tuesday. a spokesman says he's doing great and that he plans to return to a normal schedule today. doctors inserted a stent in one of bush's arteries. they discovered a blockage on monday during a regular checkup. >>> coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," jim nantz with a preview of the pga championship. i'm alexis christoforous. this is the "cbs morning news." christoforous. this is the "cbs morning news." with new all natural lean cuisine honestly good. it's frozen like you've never seen. they've stripped down to only natural ingredients. why? what were you thinking? new lean cuisine honestly good. in the natural frozen meals section. new lean cuisine honestly good. >>> 4 minutes before 5:00 on this thursday morning. it is steamy. marty is over at first warning weather. >> don't forget it's a purple thursday. >> it is that. >> pretty gray sdie skies right now. not too concerned about morning showers. from 11:00 on rain, maybe heavy at times. the low 70s now. 83 at lunch going to a high in the
. >>> former president george w. bush is recovering at a hospital in dallas. they found an artery blockage. they inserted a stint earlier today. let's talk about it with fox news medical analyst dr. siegel from new york. what happened? >> we heard from his senior spokesperson who said he was going to cooper for his regular physical. he was having no symptoms. the physical in terms of being a former president, as vigorous as he is, includes a stress test. it showed some ekg changes. that led them to do a special cat scan which showed a blockage, then came the angiogram, where they fed a catheter up through an artery in the groin up to the heart to the blocked artery which they then opened. i have the stint here with me. you can see this tiny balloon is dilated, and this stint which i can show you is at the very tip. this is how tiny it is. this is what is left behind in the artery. it should keep the artery open. he will be on blood thinners, they will keep him on a blood thinn thinner, aspirin, and cholesterol lowering drugs. i expect him to recover fully. he is a man as you and i know in
+. >>> tonight, former president george bush is said to be recuperated well after having a stint placed in a blocked artery today. for thor president clinton, who had the same procedure in 2010, reached out to mr. bush today. doctors found the blockage yesterday. former president bush has been known as a fitness buff. he worked out regularly during his two terms in office. dr. sanjay gupta joins me now. so what do we know about this? >> he's 67 years old. we're told this happened on a routine physical exam, so they gave no indication that there was any problems ahead of time. that's an important point, but something during the exam alerted them and it was cause for concern and that led to the placement of that stint. essentially you're trying to unblock an artery. and they put a catheter up into the artery and unblock it sometimes with a balloon. but ultimately you can put this stint in place, you're particular with this, you've seen this. it's sort of more permanent fix and sometimes these stints will release medication, as well. >> i have seen studies that these are kind of -- people
and you can decide. >>steve: president george w. bush recovering after having a stint put in his heart. what is next for the mountain bike riding former president of the united states? >> the clean-cut manning brothers trade in their helmets for some 1980's wigs. ♪ football on ♪ your phone ♪ that's what i said ♪ take it with you ♪ wherever you go ♪ show your friends ♪ and watch them go ho >> the music video taking the country by storm. "fox & friends" begins right now. on your phone. ♪ ♪ >>steve: i don't know what the manning are selling there, but i'm buying it. that's hilarious. >>gretchen: i think their dad's in it too. by the end of the show the two of you guys have to have that kind of hair. planted on your head. i'll have one of those women's hair. i always wanted long hair like that. >>steve: there you go. it could be transformative today. clayton thank you for sitting in brian's chair. >>clayton: great to see you guys. >>steve: you'll be here for three hours? >>clayton: i'll be here for two. >>gretchen: you do a four-hour tour on the weekends. we have a lot of
presidential campaign be like? brad bliekl blakely smiling on e right. you worked for president george w. bush. brad, how much does he have to win by in november to potentially send a national message? what do you think? >> if you look at the polls as you suggested, eric, he will win handily because he's delivered. don't forget. new jersey is a blue state. he's a republican governor in a democratic state. he has to face a democratically-controlled senate. look at what he's been able to do showing bi-partisanship, balanced budget, creating jobs, taking on the teachers union. his leadership before, during, and after superstorm sandy, so his leadership is his greatest strength. that's why you see his poll numbers so good even beyond his state, so i think he'll win handily unless something unforeseen happens in november. that sets him up to be certainly the frontrunner as we start talking even now about 20 60s d the presentation rate. >> eric: he's got a feud going on with rand paul and some in the republican party he's alienated. >> the republican party isn't homogeneous. we have a lot of differ
. when george bush involved us and the supposedly illegal wars in iraq and afghanistan, trampling the constitution as we heard incessantly from democrats, he sought and got in the afghan war and in the iraq war a debate in congress and a vote of authorization. and now what we're hearing from the democrats with utter shameless hypocrisy, this administration is not required to do it. look, the main question that boehner was asking is, is all of this to send a message, to which i would say if you want to send a message, call western union. you don't use tomahawk missiles and engage in war. war is a serious thing. that's why it should be debated in the congress. >> the bush administration also had a united nations resolution as well. juan? >> i think it is very important to say for all of the verbiage we just saw from speaker boehner, speaker boehner, you know, senate majority reid, neither is calling for vote or asking for this to happen. all that you read off, there was no request for speaker boehner for an actual vote. if you can imagine a debate in congress over u.s. military acti
wrong in eight years of george bush? >> my producer just coughed up a hairball. >>sorry. >>just be grateful current tv doesn't come in "smell-o-vision" >> oh come on! the sweatshirt is nice and all, but i could use a golden lasso. (vo)only on current tv. (vo) later tonight, current tv is the place for compelling true stories. >> jack, how old are you? >> nine. >> this is what 27 tons of marijuana looks like. (vo) with award winning documentaries that take you inside the headlines, way inside. (vo) from the underworld, to the world of privilege. >> everyone in michael jackson's life was out to use him. (vo) no one brings you more documentaries that are real, gripping, current. >> john: friends, not all that along ago, we were playing where in the world is edward snowden until, of course, he settled into the loving bosom of mother russia. putin will give you asylum or you'll get put in jail. but it turns out the story is much bigger than just ed snowden. do you want to talk conspiracy, my friends, the man snowden is connected to everything happening in the last ten years and we're
. there are all kinds of safeguards built into this. i remember george bush, when he talked about this program, when it was first revealed by the new york times. he said, when al qaeda calls somebody in the united states, i want to know who they are calling. that is kind of the underlying philosophy of this program. talking again -- it always intends to spill over into people thinking, maybe we are monitoring the actual content of their conversations, is we are not all stop this metadata. it is effectively the outside of the envelope that is put in your mailbox. it is that information that is on the envelope. and the date stamp in the postage stamp. would you have people believe that metadata has no significant privacy interest? i would rather, if i had a choice -- i hope not to have either of these choices -- of having every phone conversation i have for 30 days listens to, which is impractical, to have a large number of people doing all my metadata collected for 30 days. i would much rather. >> if it was collected by proctor and gamble or colgate, i would be worried. sometimes, we do not thi
. >> caller: tony blair who is left of the bushes and obama -- >> stephanie: george bush's putin. >> caller: tony blair -- >> stephanie: i'm glad we flushed out the troll line so that the king of the trolls, billy from texas can call in now. gol, i've missed him since i don't know when, yesterday. hi, billy in texas. i don't know if you hate yourself or not. ♪ ♪ phones to get his pants in a wad ♪ ♪ smokes funny cigarettes ♪ two hours, he's been on hold because his right wing is getting old ♪ ♪ he's a man who means to troll ♪ ♪ king of the trolls ♪ traitor >> stephanie: all right, thank you, rocky mountain mike. all right. that was like throwing chum in the water for billy to call now. stop giving him jingles. >> the lines are open, billy. >> stephanie: 45 minutes after the hour. right back on "the stephanie miller show." >> announcer: there's a tea party in her pants and you're invited. call now, 1-800-steph-12. this show is about analyzing, criticizing, and holding policy to the fire. are you encouraged by what you heard the president say the other night? is this person
. >> about george bush's heart stent and his brush with the health care system. right out of the box, here we go. >> karl. >> karl frisch. ♪ ♪ >> good morning, karl frisch. >> i don't think, how are you? >> good, this is not karl rove, sure. >> that was a grave error on my part, although you used to be a republican. >> i did, but i was just confused and lost. >> you were doing your job, doing what you were told told. >> a loft boy and now you are found. >> that's right. >> now i loved your tweet. you said if snowden's going to be in russia, at least sarah palin can keep an eye on him. very, very funny, karl. >> is he there. >> i can see him from my house. >> i think he's on a russian sub or something. >> the big news, obama canceled his putin summit. he's disappointed in russia. >> it's snowed in and partly because of their anti lbgt legislation. i have a feeling it's probably mostly snowden. [ sirens ] >> is that your ride coming to pick you up? >> it's my ride coming to drop me off. >> you tweeted about that. i was on c.s.n. talking about that last night. i don't know what you think, bu
-span: do you think people would be surprised you voted for george bush in 1980? >> guest: i suppose so because i think the most surprised person would probably be president bush. write to what what you think you'd be surprised? >> guest: well i think most presidents get sensitive about the post and "newsweek" as well and he had his issues with us but i think any president does. but i suspect he would not think i voted for him. c-span: give us a thumbnail sketch of the post today. how many newspapers and television stations? how big is said and what is the revenue on a yearly basis? >> guest: we are about ad 1.6 million in annual revenues and the company holds mainly "the washington post" and we have a small newspaper the herald and half of the international "herald tribune" and may have "newsweek" and six television stations and 1.5 million cable connections, and we also have -- which is our medium of "the washington post" web site. c-span: are you still chairman of the executive committee? -- committee. >> guest: i am. c-span: how long were you chairman of "the washington post"? >> gu
is just a continuation of president george w. bush in the foreign policy realm where the president, this president is just continuing the hawkish policies of the bush administration. and then the next minute, they're claiming that the president is weak in foreign policy showing weakness to our enemies and yet, completely forgetting about all the drone strikes that the president is doing, and the other thing about what jim demint is doing which i find rather callous is would he rather the president of the united states not close the embassies and make our -- and make american personnel targets for a terrorist attack? i wonder what they would be saying if the president followed through on the advice that they're giving him. >> you mean another benghazi. >> yeah, exactly. >> benghazi, benghazi. right on cue, rick santorum not a foreign policy expert accused the president of being timid. i love the personifications, timid. muscular foreign policy. they turn on to some school yard kind of event. let's watch. >> i think it's really a consequence of the policies of this administration. i
believe the economy was so messed up by george bush that obama struggled mightily to overcome this horrible situation he inherited. the second reason is most americans believe republicans only care about rich people. and those are branding problems that the republican party has to to overcome. and it's hard to overcome it because you've got three obstacles; academia, hollywood and our major media, all of which are overwhelmingly liberal. when you say something, it's got to be interpreted through the filter of those three entities, and often it's been distorted. >> host: larry elder is our guest, this is booktv on c-span2 live from the los angeles times festival of books, campus of usc. mike's in fort worth, texas. hi, mike. >> caller: how's it going, larry? my -- pretty good. i'm a african-american democrat, but i agree with you one of the big problems in the african-american community is lack of fathers in the house. but i think, larry, when you say that, you kind of come off kind of harsh on black people. now, what's the reason behind the lack of a lot of fathers being in th
of the -- you could -- does the ghost of tony blair and george w. bush and saddam hussein hung heavily over parliament? >> absolutely. in all the -- not just skepticism, almost cynicism about the what the government says about the intelligence was the back drop. it's larger than that. i think something has been going on for years, if not decades in europe, gradual weakening of commitment to defense, preoccupation of -- >> what do you make of o-- ow hm france saying we need a political solution. i would love france to come forward with this magic political solution. this is like richard nixon's secret plan to end vietnam in 1968. there's not one. >> exactly. there's not going to be a political solution to syria. syria sill in the relatively early phases over a prolonged civil war. what's interesting about britain, a country that distanced itself from europe over economic issues and now distancing itself from the united states over strategic issues. this is small britain, small europe. we've ended the era -- >> why is that? how does europe find itself in a position or britain where it's separ
. >>> former president george w. bush doing well and expected to leave a dallas hospital today after undergoing heart surgery. doctors inserted a stent to open a blocked artery. the blockage was discovered monday during his annual physical. formerer president bill clinton offered his support to mr. bush. clinton has also had trouble with his heart and had a similar surgery in 2010. >>> dustin hoffman recovering after being treated for cancer. the spokesperson telling "people" magazine the cancer was detected early. he's been couragecally cured. no word on what type of cancer it was. hoffman is said to be in good health and feeling great. how are you feeling? feeling lucky? tonight is the big powerball drawing. $425 million up for grabs, the fourth largest jackpot ever. you may want to pay attention to where you buy your ticket. a new jersey newspaper did some calculating. over the last decade, pen pen , the luckiest powerball state by far. 16 winners. indiana is second with 111. louisiana, florida and missouri round out the top five. i think there will be some road trips today. >> can i get to
for the george bush administration to protect us from the terrorists. createdthe scandal they by the republicans so they can take points from the democrats won the elections come. from twitter says what is needed is a clear personal data law. kirk is up next from pittsburgh, pennsylvania. on the democrats line -- caller: good morning. would 100% advocate for this nsa program and others like it, if only they would truly concentrate on the real terrorist. this is to belittle what occurred on 9/11 or happened at the boston marathon, but there are tens of thousands of americans that die every year. tot is due to corporate ceos pollute our rivers and streams and even our ocean. did in the gulf of mexico, and here in pennsylvania we have more super clean up sites. the name ofdone in greed versus gluttony. relate that to the surveillance program. survey these corporations, who are murdering tens of thousands of people , get the goods on them, arrest them, try them, and sentence them or execute him for the crimes they are committee. host: will from columbia, tennessee. caller: good morning. thank you c-
council approve as has happened before, president george bush with iraq and president bill clinton with the co kosovo bombing in 1999. >>> live to the state department with an update from there. >> good avenue. we want to emphasize state department officials, white house officials, pentagon officials are emphasizing both on the record and privately that the commander in chief, president obama, has not yet made any decision about the action the united states is going to take in syria beyond the fact there will be an action. sources tell me the likely targtsz of the u.s. campaign will include the delivery systems for bashar al assad's chemicalarsenal. we are said to be striking command facilities located in damascus but also syria short range missile launches looking to conduct strikes against those targets. i'm told bashar al assad's presidential palace, some of the governmental military locations in damascus will not be targeted because a lot of key systems have been evacuated. a lot of artillery positions in the syrian government are located in mountains outside the city and those
blake former deputy assistant to president george bush. great to see you. first brad, i want to ask you this. if it is true, we reported a lot that it happen. we reported that it went beyond the cincinnati office, but not report with certainty that it stopped. how surprised are you? >> i am not surprised. it is out of control. the irs is so big and unweilding they can't be controlled we have a real problem and the fbi and justice department have yet to interview the agreed parties that are targeted by the irs for the political beliefs. >> they contacted and asked to be interviewed. >> jay sekulo came on and said they are waiting for someone to contact them. >> they haven't talked to anybody. and the president told us that this cannot stand. what has he done. he runs the justice department and super vises the fbi and runs the irs. >> you have to admit it is not an independent organization. >> i don't know if i should admit or not. >> this particular agent unnamed we don't know who it is. we know that dave camp on the ways and means committee and public and partisan and it is a partisan i
political career substantially on opposition to the iraq war and criticism of george w. bush did not allow un weapons inspectors to work through. syria and iraq called it a dumb war in iraq. and made his way politically off of that initial attack. what is interesting for the president, he is going to have to retreat to the same arguments that george bush and others would if he launches a military incursion in to syria. >> and also the issue of russia and iran. russia issued a warning of sorts, don't act to quickly and let the un weapons inspection play out and we have seen mistakes in the past by the u.s. we have a complicated relationship with the russian leaders. whatever he does in syria impacts them or iraq, and that may not be a show down he is not ready for. >> whatever relationship that exists tone president obama and president putin in russia will not help. that but the challenge to the president. the prime minister of britain, and david cameron and president of france, they are making the noise, let's bomb, let's bomb. and they want to repeat it would seem western powers did under
of george bush for doing what we did in iraq. now, that's inconsistentents now. it's really baffling to see the people on the left just rallying behind president obama, yeah, go ahead. fire the missiles! we're with you. but the people who were so antiwar and anti-conflict in the past, now they're ready to go without even knowing where we're going. >> gretchen: so many unanswered questions still today. but one of the big questions this morning is what kind of chemical weapons does syria actually have? what evidence does the united states have? heather nauert is here to break it down. >> we are learning interesting information this morning. the syrian deputy foreign minister telling reporters that sarin gas was used in several parts of the country, but he claims the rebels were the ones responsible for that attack. this assertion is not banged by the us -- backed by the united states which believes the syrian government unleashed the attack and is the party responsible. but what is interesting about this statement, gretchen, is that it is the first time we're hearing from a syrian government
me say, george bush kept a picture of people with the cards, he got rid of virtually the entire top leadership of al qaeda with the exception of osama bin laden who was eventually caught. >> why are we making this -- i don't see this as partisan. the most dangerous -- we keep talking about the two presidents, this is america, and if complacency is our biggest enemy, we should all work together and say look, do you trust the government or not. skepticism, healthy in a democracy, and every bit of skepticism they got today for the administration was the same as the bush administration used to do. i think that's probably a good thing. >> decimate means you destroy everything but 10%? >> i think maybe, not sure about the technical definition. >> can you get back to me while we roll the tape where they talk about al qaeda being decimated. >> there should be no doubt today america is stronger and al qaeda is on the path to defeat. we decimated al qaeda's leadership. al qaeda is on the path to defeat and bin laden is dead. >> we decimated al qaeda central, we eliminated osama bin laden. >>
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